The Best of Ilocos : Must-try Foods


Ilocos Region, Philippines – You haven’t been to Ilocos unless you’ve tried authentic Ilocano dishes.  Known for being thriftiest people in the Philippines, Ilocanos keep their food simple but impressive. Their cuisine only use the ingredients that are abundant in their surroundings but delivers distinct flavors! These flavors are brought by using bagoong (shrimp sauce) and Ilocano vinegar and garlic.

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Day Trip: Experience Awesomeness at Legoland Malaysia!


Johor, Malaysia – Imagination has always been the key to enjoying every little thing we do when we were kids. From playing with cars, to battling evil foes with our action figures, and even pretending to be on a swimming pool when we are only taking a dip in a pail of water.  It is rare to get in touch with our inner child when we step into the professional world. Or is it..? Not when there is this awesome place called Legoland! cue “Everything is Awesome” music!

Awesomeness begins here!
Awesomeness begins here!

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Architectural Landmarks: Ilocos, Philippines


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Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Vigan


Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines – From Pagudpud we traveled down south to cover the rest of our itinerary. This includes the areas near the boundary of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. From old churches to ancestral houses, zoo, museum and cobble-stoned street – Vigan all have it, no wonder the city is dubbed as one of the new 7 wonder cities of the world.

Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Travel Itinerary 3D/2N: Weekend in Ilocos


Ilocos, Philippines – Hurray to the newly hailed wonder city of the world! As most of you didn’t know, I, Sheila, have an Ilocano blood. My roots, both sides, are from the Northern Philippines, Ilocos and Cagayan Region. Thus, I’m really proud and happy when I heard the news that Vigan City, Ilocos Sur is one of the new 7 wonder cities of the world. Wooohoo!

Welcome to Vigan!
Welcome to Vigan!

Though I’ve been in Ilocos and Cagayan multiple times, the last time I’ve been in Vigan was when I was 12 years old, too long that I somehow forgot what it looks like. Thus, I’m so grateful that last year I was able to rekindle my childhood, and of course, glad to share the experience with Rap. Since this was his first time up north, we visited not only Vigan, but we’ve also seen the other parts of the region, both Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.

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Travel Itinerary 3D/2N: Weekend in Siem Reap


Siem Reap, Cambodia – Seeing Angkor Wat has always been part of our travel bucket list. Glad we were able to finally crossed it out from our list last April. Instead of hunting eggs, we spent our Easter Weekend hunting majestic Angkorian temples and it was one of our best trips to date!

The temple explorers
The temple explorers 🙂

Most travelers come in Siem Reap to explore Angkor archaeological park. That’s why it is dubbed as the ‘Gateway to Angkor’. It is the main reason of your visit, but there’s so much more to that.

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